Spring Skincare

Happy Hump Day!!

Let’s talk Spring skincare, y’all. I was going to write a post on all my favorite products right now, but figured I wouldn’t be able to give you guys a full description of each product like a video would accomplish! I’m actually loving the videos, so you’ll definitely be seeing some more (better quality ones) soon! In this video I talk about my favorite night-time items I use in the Spring, and will soon give y’all a description of my morning routine. I am obsessed with skincare products… especially the ones that smell calming and make you feel like you’re at a spa. These items all do just that for me, plus they give me that dewey glow I aim for in the warmer seasons. Skincare is SO important. Your skin will be with you FOREVER, so take care of it. Enjoy!

xo AP

Kieh's Hydrating Masque

Confidence is Beauty

Spring Maxi Dress

Spring Maxi Dress

Spring Maxi DressHello loves,

I apologize for the lack of posts lately! This week has been one of those off weeks for me where everything just seems to go wrong. Does anyone ever have those? My first reaction is to relate it to astrology – like something MUST be off in the Sag world… I’m kind of obsessed with the whole Zodiac thing. Although this week has been a little rough, I really thought about the purpose of this blog. I created this fashion lifestyle blog to not only express my love for style and beauty, but for something more than that which I feel is extremely important. My intentions have always been to inspire women, give them confidence, and help them feel their best, and that is what I intend to do here through every single post.

A friend of mine told me recently that I was good at being honest in all aspects of life. She said she wished she was able to say “I really like my hair today,” or legs, butt, whatever (you get the picture). This shocked me because she was basically telling me she couldn’t give herself a compliment! Some of you may be thinking that it’s conceited or narcissistic to say out loud that you look good… and that is what is so wrong. Women should not feel like they can’t say they feel beautiful, sexy, or pretty. Confidence is so incredibly important and our generation of young women needs more of it.

I chose to wear this dress for this specific post because well, for one I think it’s a gorgeous Spring item, but more importantly because there are parts of my body I don’t like in it. I bet you don’t even know what they are because truthfully, nobody cares! Confidence is key. OWN IT. Without confidence I’m sure you would be able to find my insecurities within an instant. What I’m trying to say is that women need to be more confident. When you feel beautiful or sexy (as you should!!!) you should be able to say it without having some kind of stigma or judgement made upon you. I believe you should always feel your best in love, life, and YOUR style. Those who love you will always make you feel beautiful, and when you invest your time in the things you love, it shows. Happiness + confidence = beauty. Wear something that accentuates what you love about yourself today! Whether that’s a certain color that brings out your eyes, or a pair of shorts that shows off your legs. Help yourself feel beautiful, know you are beautiful, and do not apologize for it.

Maxi Dress // MADE Fashion Week – Macy’s

xoxo AP

Beach Waves: A How To

Beach Waves

I made my first hair tutorial!! I am super excited to share this with you guys because it’s something I have been wanting to do for a long time. This tutorial is all about how to get the perfect beach wave without going to the beach (although let’s be honest, that’d be nice). Below the video I listed the products I use for this look and the good news is that these products are ALL on Amazon! It’s seriously the best and cheapest way to shop beauty. I hope you all enjoy!

xx AP


Skincare Regimine

Hello, hello!

I am currently writing this post nestled under 3 blankets and incredibly fuzzy socks because my heater is NOT WORKING. If any of you are renting, you know how annoying it can be to deal with the stereotypical landlord (like mine), so I’ve been trying to wait this out until is magically kicks back on. Unfortunately, I don’t think my boyfriend can take anymore frozen feet searching for warmth during our recent Netflix binges (Scandal is way too addicting; I highly recommend it), so off to the landlord it is! Ugh.

Let’s talk SKIN. My skin can be my biggest insecurity or my best accessory when it comes to beauty. I feel like when my skin isn’t at its best, EVERYTHING is thrown off. My skin looks its best when I constantly take care of it – day and night, and looks its worst when I’m stressed and lack on my daily/nightly routine. Keeping that in mind, the other weekend I went home and my mom, being the best mom ever, sensed that I was stressed and scheduled me a facial that day (told you, best momma ever). I then went into Woodhouse Day Spa and was greeted with hot tea and a calming atmosphere – I was SO pumped for much needed relaxation and skin time, but things didn’t go quite as planned. My life, people…

My cosmetologist greeted me and led me to the spa room and confirmed the type of facial I was getting – the Organic Facial, which my mom had scheduled for me. She then examined my stressed out face (which had 2 pimples at the time) and assured me that I needed the Acne Facial. “Okay,” I said, “whatever you think I need done.” If you’ve had an acne facial, you know where I’m going with this. First off, my skin looks better than it ever has before, but OH. MY. GOD. – I was basically crying the whole time, gripping the table, while Holly (my cosmetologist) was consoling me and telling me my skin needs it. “Thanks, Holly!” I wanted to rip that damn needle from her hand and walk out. Yes, she was using a needle. Relaxing, right? I came out of the spa not quite looking refreshed, but I did get some great products out of it! The bright side 🙂 Basically, I learned that day to never get an acne facial for relaxation (duh), and that I need one every month.

I came out with a toner and a micro-exfoliator. If you’re going to invest some money in one thing beauty, choose facial products. Take care of your skin! You’ll thank yourself one day. I had always used St.Ives facial scrub to exfoliate until I found out they use bark (terribly bad for your face), which can actually lead to more infection rather than help. BUT it IS great for your body, just too sensitive for the face! Switch to a micro-exfoliator instead, scrubbing 3-5 days a week – the one I have shown below is awesome and can be found at Woodhouse. Toner is also something great to use in the morning and at night to decrease oil and fine lines. Who doesn’t want that? The one listed below can also be found at Woodhouse.

Skin Ceuticals Micro Exfoliation Scrub from Woodhouse Day Spa

Skin Ceuticals Micro Exfoliation Scrub from Woodhouse Day Spa

Toner

Skin Ceuticals Toner from Woodhouse Day Spa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, to avoid more of those painful (but much needed) facials, I use Peter Thomas Roth’s AMAZING Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask to clear clogged pores, get rid of blackheads, decrease fine lines, and minimize the look of pores. The charcoal is like a freaking magnet. I promise you your face will look like you just applied foundation when you take it off. I leave it on for about 20 minutes, double the time is says. It’s worth it – try it for yourself, here!

Skin

Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask

Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XO,

Ashton Paige